Airline easyJet has begun an emergency on-board collection to raise funds for Unicef’s work for refugee and migrant children affected by the emergency in Syria and neighbouring regions.
Passengers on easyJet flights can donate on board, in any currency, to help Unicef provide life-saving supplies such as clean water and medicine for children in Syria and the surrounding region. The company has donated £10,000 to start the collection.
At the same time easyJet and Unicef have renewed their Change for Good™ partnership for a further three years until June 2018. During this time on board fundraising collections will continue to raise funds to help the global eradication of polio. However, the focus of such campaigns might change when an emergency strikes, as in the current situation.
The airline has raised over £5 million for Unicef since the partnership began in July 2012.
Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive Officer, easyJet, said:
“We would like to thank our 68 million passengers and staff who travel with us each year who have given so generously to our Change for Good™ partnership. We are looking forward to furthering our achievements with Unicef over the next three years with a particular focus on the global fight to eradicate polio.”
Main image: easyJet aircraft with Unicef logo by Elliott Brown on Flickr.com
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